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Providing young instrumentalists a vital final bridge to a successful career, the MSO Academy is a paid opportunity best suited to post-graduate musicians embarking on their career as professional musicians. Entry to the Academy is by audition.

  • Paid, year-long program (January - December 2024)
  • Guaranteed 40+ mainstage calls + chamber music, Learning & Engagement and digital projects
  • Mentorship with permanent MSO Musicians
  • Additional training

The MSO Academy is supported by Platinum Patrons Di Jameson OAM and Frank Mercurio.

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End of Year Showcase

Join the young musicians of the 2023 MSO Academy as they perform a stunning program of chamber music.

Sunday 10 December 2023 at 11am
Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre

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2024 MSO Academy

Entry requirements

Applications to the MSO Academy 2024 program are now closed.

First Round – closed Friday 25 August

Second Round – by invitation to successful First Round Candidates only

  • Live audition: 9-10 October 2023

Third Round

  • Interview (online): 13 October 2023

Both rounds are assessed by a panel of MSO Musicians and MSO Academy committee members.

All candidates will be advised of the results from the first round by 19 September. Second round audition requirements will be provided on invitation to successful candidates.

For further information, please email the MSO Academy administration team on

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